Formed in 2002 by brothers Benoit and Dany St-Jean, the band has vowed to bring the viking metal sound to a Montreal scene where it was all but absent. With three solid albums under their belt, Talamyus combines the epic atmosphere of Amon Amarth, the melody of Iron Maiden and the thrashing power of Kreator. Talamyus infuses old school riffs with modern ferocity and edge.
The band has played support slots and toured alongside the ikes of Moonsorrow, Augury, Kataklysm, Tyr, Destruction and 1349 just to name a few. The band has added depth to their lineup with the addition of Étienne Gallo (Augury, Catuvolcus, Hands of Despair, ex-Aborted) on drums.
With this new solidified personnel, the band is now preparing to release their fourth full-length album, Honour is our Pride, Death is the Reward through Deathbound Records. Mixing in new influences like Dissection and Enslaved, it will carry a stylistic shift from death/thrash metal to melodic black metal, all while retaining the familiar viking flavour.
"We are sure old and new Talamyus fans will be pleased with the direction we have chosen to take for the next album", comments guitarist/vocalist and co-founder Benoît St-Jean. "It will still have the Talamyus feel, but with an altered atmosphere. We are very eager to share it with you all!"
Their new single "Honour To Wotan" was revealed on February 22nd, 2016 on YouTube (youtu.be/jWfo33qLYb0
released April 12, 2016
Produced by Talamyus Recorded & Mixed by Mathieu Marcotte
Guitars, bass & arrangements at Studio Humanoid and Studio En Phase Drums at Studio Économik
Vocals at Studio Clément Jodoin
Mastering by Hughes Deslauriers at Rroarr Studio
All music composed and performed by Talamyus Lyrics by Benoit & Dany St-Jean
Mathieu Marcotte for orchestration & additional guitars
Gang vocals on Until Death, We Ride by: Dany St-Jean, Marty Martis, Chris Wheeler and Filip Ivanovic
Benoit St-Jean (Vocals & Guitars)
Dany “Ulvkil” St-jean (Bass guitars)
Nikolai Olekhnovitch (Guitars & Acoustic guitar)
Étienne Gallo (Drums).
Illustrations & booklet design by Filip Ivanovic (www.flatbathtub.com
) Photos by Sylvianne Dagenais
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